Drypetes roxburghii (Wall.) Hurusawa

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PUTRANJIVACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Putranjiva roxburghii Wall.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Putranjiva roxburghii Wall.
  • Common name : Indian Amulet Tree, Putranjiva, Officinal Drypetes
  • Vernacular name : Jivputrak, Jiyapota, Putranjeeva (Hindi); Putranjivi (Kannada); Parupala, Sannimaram, Kattupacheeli (Tamil); Putrajivah, Putranjiva (Sanskrit); Poinpunda, Poichan, Poisundia (Oria); Putranjeevika, Kuduru, Kudra Juvi (Telugu); Ekkoli, Poothilanji, Ponkalam, Puthrajeevi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests and sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills from 500m onwards. Sometimes planted in plains as an avenue tree for its dense foliage on the pendulous branchlets. The name Putranjiva refers to its fertility properties.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April; May onwards
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 11/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-0003
  • Collection Locality : Javadu Hills, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Common
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district
    • Odisha : Common
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Indo-China, Java, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Islands, East New Guinea
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran V personal observation 2014 Dec.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Drypetes roxburghii. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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